Anyway, our first stop was the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. Just for the record, it was not "THE 'scovery Center" in Topeka. (Kinley always tells me I am pronouncing it wrong, and that's my best approximation of her version.) It's hard to compete with the REAL 'scovery Center, which is a learning experience disguised as play.
But we still enjoyed this museum dedicated to the Flint Hills, especially the film, "Tallgrass Prairie: Tides of Time," complete with "smoke," wind and fire.
Tallgrass Tap House in downtown Manhattan.
The guys went golfing, and the girls checked out the Manhattan City Park water feature. Well, we watched Kinley check it out!
|Photo by Jill|
Conveniently, Uncle Brent lives near a playground, so we did some more swinging there. After a visit to Varsity Donuts and Powercat Grill, we headed for Topeka for the 4th, where I experienced my first-ever neighborhood parade, complete with fire truck. It was 4th of July Americana at its best.